civil law

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civil law (plural civil laws)

  1. (law) Roman law based on the Corpus Juris Civilis; it contrasts with common law.
  2. (law) The body of law dealing with the private relations between members of a community; it contrasts with criminal law, military law and ecclesiastical law.

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Noun[edit]

civil law f (uncountable)

  1. (law) civil law (legal system contrasting with common law)

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